PRESIDENT:Ms. Jennifer McAvoy
SECRETARY:Ms. Jennifer Coakley
TREASURER:Ms. Emily Huntley
OTHER TRUSTEES:Mr. Bryan Huntley

Board of Trustees Minutes

Board Meeting Dates 2021

The Public is welcome to come to our board meetings

For the year 2021 meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6pm, unless otherwise noted.

January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9

Becoming a Trustee

“Library trustees are powerful advocates for libraries.  Through the coordination, hard work, and determination of trustees, new libraries have been built, budgets have been restored and increased, and new respect has been generated for the powerful role libraries play in communities and on campuses. As part of  a trustee board, trustees serve on a volunteer basis, can be elected or appointed to a library board for a period of time, and are tasked with the duty of helping to direct the funds and policies of an institution. In general, the library board of trustees has a role in determining the mission of the library, setting the policy that governs the library, hiring and evaluating a library director, and overseeing the general management of the library. This role varies with every library system. For specifics on the role your board of trustee has, contact your local library. ” from (

Trustees work to:

1. Advocate for the Library in the community

2. Plan for the future of the Library

3. Monitor and evaluate the Library

4. Set policies

5. Hire and evaluate the Library Director

General Qualifications:

  • Reside in Madrid, NY;
  • Regularly attend board meetings;
  • Sign an Oath of Office with the Town;
  • Serve without compensation.

Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of the Hepburn Library of Madrid